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Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (STCW PSCRB)

About this course

  This course prepares crew for the launching and handling of survival craft through a series of practical exercises using a range of open and enclosed lifeboats and inflatable rescue boats to build confidence, competence and knowledge of safety procedures.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the capability to:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Operate a survival craft engine
  • Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship
  • Use locating devices including communications, signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Apply first aid to survivors.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Course availability and booking

Date Places Fee Book
Monday 9 April 2018 No £740 Enquire
Monday 16 April 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 30 April 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 14 May 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 21 May 2018 No £740 Enquire
Monday 4 June 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 11 June 2018 No £740 Enquire
Monday 18 June 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 25 June 2018 No £740 Enquire
Monday 2 July 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 16 July 2018 Yes £740 Book
Monday 23 July 2018 Yes £740 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 16 April 2018


5 days






Oral questioning and practical exercises.

Teaching methods

Practical and classroom.


For crew with suitable sea time experience.

Students require one of the following certificates:

  • Approved Personal Survival Techniques
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • Royal Navy Sea Survival Course
  • Fisherman’s Safety Training Course

Please note: OPITO/BOSIET/FOET is not an acceptable equivalent. 

Proof of at least six months' sea-going service. 

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA (ENG1 or equivalent). 

Photographic identification.

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